What to do and see in McFarland, United States: The Best Places and Tips

August 3, 2017 Timmy Ribble

McFarland is a village in Dane County, Wisconsin, United States, on the eastern shore of Lake Waubesa. The population was 7,808 at the 2010 census. Its ZIP code is 53558. McFarland is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in McFarland

1. Olbrich Botanical Gardens

3330 Atwood Ave, Madison, WI 53704-5808 +1 608-246-4550
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5 based on 1 reviews

Olbrich Botanical Gardens

One of Madison's most popular attractions, this oasis of green includes a sunken garden, perennial garden, rose garden, rock garden, herb garden, wildflower garden and a tropical conservatory.

Reviewed By 123cherylz - Madison, Wisconsin

We love it and got married there in 1976. Beautiful gardens with labeled plants, wonderful walkways and a shuttle tour. Really enjoyed Butterflies and Blooms, Holiday Flowers and model train show. Beautiful Thai Pavilian, etc. Well worth your time.

2. Wisconsin State Capitol

Across from 1 E. Main St., Madison, WI 53703 +1 608-266-0382
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Wisconsin State Capitol

The majestic Roman Renaissance-style State Capitol has the only granite dome in the U.S. and inside has over 40 different types of stone from around the world as well as murals and handmade furniture. The observation deck, open in the summer, offers views of the city and surrounding lakes. Capitol Square plays host to state events throughout the year including Farmers Markets and Folk Festivals.

Reviewed By NWRob - Malvern, Pennsylvania

This State Capitol is stunningly beautiful. It has beautiful grounds, marble flooring and columns, stately governor’s office, senate, assembly and Supreme Court rooms, and, best off all, protesters who have gathered every day since Scott Walker’s election in 2011. They sing protest songs at noon every single day! What’s not to love?

3. Memorial Union Terrace

800 Langdon St, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1419 +1 608-265-3000
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4.5 based on 526 reviews

Memorial Union Terrace

Reviewed By NWRob - Malvern, Pennsylvania

No visit to UW would be complete without a visit to the student union and its famous terrace. The terrace has unparalleled views of the lake and is jammed in the nice weather. There are wonderful plaques honoring famous graduates and detailing important events all around the grounds as well. It’s worth a look just for the views—-all else is a bonus.

4. The Tasting Room

6000 Monona Dr, Suite 103, Monona, Madison, WI 53716-3327 +1 608-223-1641
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5 based on 2 reviews

The Tasting Room

Reviewed By Eisme77

We have frequented this business a few times a year for the last 7 years or so.
Owners always onsite, always willing to help or answer questions. In addition to a large humidor with a great selection of cigars, they also have wine, beer, and a variety of liquors to sell for carry out or enjoy with your your stogie. Don't be intimidated if you are new to this either. Very helpful to beginners and welcoming to women.

5. Chazen Museum of Art

750 University Ave, Madison, WI 53706-1411 +1 608-263-2246
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4.5 based on 245 reviews

Chazen Museum of Art

This art museum's impressive collection includes, prints, photographs, paintings and sculptures from prehistoric times to modern day. Special exhibitions showcasing local artists take place throughout the year.

Reviewed By Miranda B - Menasha, Wisconsin

The Chazen has a beautiful art collection! While I was not very impressed with the current temporary exhibit, the rest of the museum made up for it. Definitely a must see for Wisconsin art enthusiasts, plus it's free! The only thing I wouldn't recommend is bringing children...they would probably get bored and there's a particular erotic sculpture of two goats on the 3rd floor you won't want to have to explain to them.

6. University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

1207 Seminole Hwy, Madison, WI 53711-3726 +1 608-263-7888
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum

Considered the birthplace of ecological restoration, the UW–Madison Arboretum is a teaching and research facility that conserves and restores land, advances science, offers public outreach, and benefits from community involvement. The 1,200-acre grounds are home to protected prairies, woodlands, wetlands, savannas, springs, shoreline, a notable horticultural collection, and Wisconsin native plant gardens. It also offers 20 miles of walking trails and 4 miles of biking road as well as hundreds of learning and volunteer opportunities. The Arboretum is located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway. The main entrance is at 1207 Seminole Highway. The Visitor Center is open weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekends from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Arboretum admission is free.

Reviewed By Steve F - Bellevue, Washington

The Arboretum is beautiful any time of the year. Keep in mind that if you are driving, the road is blocked at the visitor center, although bikes and pedestrians are allowed to continue through. Such a peaceful place within the city limits.

7. Camp Randall Stadium University of Wisconsin

1440 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711-2051 +1 608-262-1866
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4.5 based on 354 reviews

Camp Randall Stadium University of Wisconsin

Reviewed By acedaughter - Michigan

Though our team lost, we still enjoyed the game at Camp Randall Stadium. The people were all very friendly. We especially liked that the seats we bought had padded cushions with backs!

8. University of Wisconsin - Madison

716 Langdon St, Madison, WI 53706-1400 +1 608-263-2400
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4.5 based on 274 reviews

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Reviewed By bowwowwow - chicago

A wonderful University with a small liberal arts college, an honors, college, an agricultural college, a big ten univesity experience all available. The gbuildings have grown and grown and with that the charm has slipped a bit, but still The lakes, and the Union exude appeal. The lake path from the coical acience bui9dling to the union is a wonder.

9. Capitol Square

2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53703 +1 608-264-6547
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4.5 based on 547 reviews

Capitol Square

Reviewed By WillyinWI - Brooklyn, Wisconsin

The Square is often a busy place on warm days in the summer, especially mid-day/lunchtime. Go to one of the many food carts, grab some lunch, find a place to sit on a bench or the lawn of the Capitol, and watch the world walk by.

10. Wisconsin Veterans Museum

30 W Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703-2589 +1 608-267-1799
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4.5 based on 208 reviews

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

The Wisconsin Veterans Museum acknowledges, affirms, and commemorates the role of Wisconsin citizens from Civil War to present military history.

Reviewed By GBGIRLGreenBay_WI - Green Bay, WI

If you are near the capitol, please take time to visit this museum. It is very well organized with great information and doesn't take a long time to get through. Even our teen-age daughter who isn't much for history really enjoying the exhibits and gained respect for what our veterans have endured for our freedoms.

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